I grew up mixed with my father's poetry and vinyl records of great musician poets. Ever since, I have been attracted to spoken word, not the kind that uses speeches as another instrument or decoration, but the kind where you can take a ride and dream your own experiences, hypnotized by the voice, like listening to a siren. As such, it is with great honor that I present you The Dwindlers Dreams - more than spoken word they gift us with short stories filled with magic. Benjamin Dauer brings the... Topics: FeedbackLoop Label, The Dwindlers, Jazz, Spoken Word
FeedbackLoop Label proudly presents Brave New World its second compilation. Twenty one very talented artists accepted the challenge to compose a music based on two poems I've written about my fascination for cities, and twenty pictures Jessica Aliaga Lavrijsen chose to illustrate the poems. The result is a two hour collection of Poetic Urban Landscapes that span from magical moments one can find if enjoying the moods of the city, into verbal expressions and different everyday life situations.... Topics: ambient, experimental, idm, spoken word, abstract, poetic, urban landscapes, Marcus Fischer,...
Based in Washington, D.C, Benjamin Dauer is a musician, artist and designer who is in possession of a talent that is combined with an impressive output. Besides his solo material, Benjamin is also known as one half of The Dwindlers, a duo with partner Michelle Seaman, whose recent album Dreams was also released on Portugalâs Feedback Loop to very favourable reviews. All this without a single slip in quality, one has to wonder where Benjamin derives such a wealth of inspiration from and when he... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: benjamin dauer, feedbackloop label, ambient, drone
Luca Nasciuti's compositions are musical events, unfolding in time, much like natural phenomena. They conjure a world of glacial motion, of ebb and flow: evolving sound-worlds with their own biotic life span. Each of these three new tracks deploys a sparing combination of timbres to evoke its unique musical milieu. Pan~ combines surging waves of white noise with occasional tintinnabulations, underpinned by a subliminal, granular murmur. This same sound - a sort of cosmic background... Topics: electroacoustic, cello, luca nasciuti, feedbackloop label
There must be something in the water in Canada, the sheer abundance of talented and creative composers that I come across from Canada is astounding to me. The likes of Lyndsie Aguire, Simon Trottier and Nicolas Bernier spring to mind immediately when one associates "netlabel" and "Canada". It is a rich culture of creativity, and SIGHUP continues this trend with an intensely focused and meticulous release in City Passage. Steve Hamann is the mind behind SIGHUP, an exploration... Topics: SIGHUP, FeedbackLoop Label, ambient, urban landscapes, field recording
Welsh electroacoustic artist Mark Walters aka Savaran comes to Feedbackloop with a five track EP 'Resonances' after a number of netlabel releases over the past year. Utilising both digital and analogue instrumentation with field recordings, samples and an array of effects, Mark develops refined micro-soundscapes, tightly knit into granular textures which demand an attentive ear. In Resonances he marks waypoints in the contours of his own life, describing personal experiences - memories of... Topics: savaran, feedbackloop label, electroacoustic, microsound, ambient, field recording, drone,...
When my good friend Leonardo Rosado asked me to write some introduction notes to the new Bernadette Erikka's EP "Lie with care", I accepted with pure enthusiasm. And this for several reasons, beside my friendship with Leonardo: FbL netlabel is continuously improving the quality of its releases and the services they provide to artists is much more than a link from which you can download the albums and of course, the curiosity to listen to Bernadette's work, a pianist (my field!) as... Topics: piano, nocturnal, feedbackloop label, bernadette erikka
The first time I heard Jason Shanley's music was his "Paginated Overflow" release on PublicSpaces Lab. The album was raw, full of depth, drones, loops, distortion, feedback. Its raw beauty hit me immediately and kept me listening to it over and over again. Layers of texture, saturation, and decay from his guitar and pedals. It's on my 'great albums of the year' list. The only thing I ever found lacking was it needed a bit of mastering - and frankly, the album was so good it just... Topics: cinchel, electroacoustic, feedbackloop label
FeedbackLoop Label proudly presents you the first ep of 2011 by Monolyth and Cobalt. And I couldn't think of a better way to start 2011, as Monolyth and Cobalt is such a talented artist, that isn't afraid of expanding the boundaries of ambient and classical music. In this gorgeous ep La température du feuillage entre deux saisons the listener takes a trip through desolate landscapes, but always with insights on the beauty that lies within. Much like a flower blossoming amidst the burnt soil.... Topics: feedbackLoop Label, monolyth and cobalt, Cinematic, Ambient, nostalgia, contemporary classical,...
What happens inbetween states is probably one of the most fascinating aspects about "ambient" music. At the surface, all seems quiet and peaceful, but when you delve a little bit more inside the sound you start to apprehend the true meaning of the sounds. Neil Wiernik's latest album Broken Strings, Plastic Tubes and Bedside Serenades, is a perfect example of this dynamics, or shall I say this stillness. The four songs of the album all seem to be static, and I mean they are almost like... Topics: neil wiernik, naw, ambient, feedbackloop label
There are many types of silence. The absence of sound in the physical world being the most obvious, but silence also represents a philosophical anomaly which we are all concerned with in some way, whether we know it or not. The forever asked but never answered question 'If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?' illustrates the dilemma perfectly - does silence actually exist? Is it not just an ideal, only to be experienced, if that is the right word,... Topics: Le Berger, FeedbackLoop Label, microsound, silence
When I listen to a new work for the first time, I like to imagine the artist's process. With Devin Underwood's (Specta Ciera) music, it is easy to picture someone whole-heartedly, uninhibitedly enjoying his craft. His approach is as much about placing specific sounds in a space as it is about the journey getting there. He works tirelessly to articulate the images and stories in his head through the use of sound design and sonic exploration. His latest work, "Underpass," pulls the... Topics: specta ciera, devin underwood, feedbackloop label, michael waring, ambient, darren harper
A journey is a beautiful thing. In most cases the journey is as important as the destination it takes you, or the final copy of something you create. The silhouette that the leaves make against the sky takes you through a number of journeys over the course of twenty-two minutes, and each one of these is breathtaking. I decided to go on an expedition of my own, accompanied by the music of Daniel Hopkins aka Landcrash. I began by walking the streets of my town without knowledge of where I was... Topics: FeedbackLoop Label, Landcrash, Cinematic, Ambient
I met Derek Piotr in 2010, since then we have been trying to find time to make something together involving FeedbackLoop. After a couple of months and after the self release of his album AGORA, he approached me with the idea of making a remix album to be released at FeedbackLoop. I was thinking about that idea for some time, and it was just the perfect excuse to go ahead with a new series of free releases â the reworks. Derek's work is determined by his voice and words. Exploring the... Topics: Derek Piotr, Luca Nasciuti, Leonardo Rosado, Jhom, Mystified, AGF, Jari Pitkanen, Zach Thorpe,...
The 25 release at FeedbackLoop is a bit of a departure from the latest releases. In here, Papelli present a beautiful oneiric album where guitar and voice intertwine to take you on a trip to the east. FeedbackLoop Label will be entering an hiatus due to some changes in my life and hopefully (as soon as I am set in my new life) will comeback in the beginning of 2013. In the meantime, enjoy this very beautiful release. See you on the other side and thank you to every musician, listener, music... Topics: electroacoustic, voice, guitar
FeedbackLoop Label proudly presents you Sun Hammer with his release Fors. The two pieces on Fors are the results of explorations into generative and randomized looping and granular time-stretching algorithms. Both are based entirely upon short pieces of audio recorded outdoors in Ann Arbor, MI and Portland, OR. The first was made as an attempt at "ambient" music, suitable for quiet office listening; the second to commemorate a young friend's sixth birthday. Sun Hammer is a North... Topics: drone, feedbackloop label, sunhammer, music
FeedbackLoop label proudly presents its MANIFESTO not with words but with music, and its available for free download. The artists in this compilation all share a passion for experimental and emotional feelings, delivering a collection of ambiances and moods that hopefully you'll enjoy. There is no restriction to genres only a passion for timeless music. I tried to gift listeners with some of the best music out there in the world, and I hope that after you listen to this countless times you will... Topics: aaldo, birds of passage, cage cabarrett, daily misconceptions, dnp x-citer, elisa luu, hatori yumi,...
At first I thought I should write some lines about I've Lost work, but then I decided to maintain the original texts I've got, to write the press release, because it illustrates what I've Lost is all about, GREAT MUSIC. Bobby Jones aka I've Lost is indeed an emotional full character. Enjoy FbL005 as much as I'm doing for sometime now. Leonardo Rosado Iâve Lost makes music for serious listening, and not merely background or ambience. This music takes you places where you need to go. It explores... Topics: I've Lost, FeedbackLoop Label, Ambient, Guitar
« Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live - Exodus 22 :18» What is striking when you step into Witxes music is how every aspect of it, no matter how blurry it may sound, is accurate and justified. I tend to think that this sort of precision comes from Maxime's background as a songwriter blessed with a talent for melodies. At the time I met him 5 years ago, he headed classic pop-rock band Haunted Candy Shop, but relentlessly aimed at taking pop-music outside of the box by injecting influences... Topics: witxes, drone, feedbackloop label, ambient
Reportedly, that would be a music box, not an ice-cream truck, coasting into (aural) view early on during "Evening" -- those tinkling notes immediately summoning up (mental) images of childhood, despite their objectively terse, metallic timbres. "Evening" is the third and final track of Landrecorder's lovely, daylong, slo-mo odyssey. We know it is a music box because of some brief liner notes provided by Landrecorder but without that insider information, we might not be... Topics: Landrecorder, FeedbackLoop Label, Ambient, Field Recording
When I heard at the beginning of the year the ep Attended only by birds that BGUDNA released I knew I had to invite him to release at FeedbackLoop Label, and so I did. Thankfully BjÃ¶rgvin accepted my invitation and created this kind of sequel to Attended only by birds. This last act is therefore a prolonging of the filigree piano tunes but with added sounds that take us to an imagery of desolated land, cold but strangely warm inside. I am very happy to present you This last act by BGUDNA,... Topics: bgudna, feedbackloop label, piano, ambient
There are defining moments that carry with them an extreme joy or an immense pain, but past that instant what probably remains more vivid is the collection of moments that led to that instant and what followed subsequently. And that process is filled with little details. In Night, Darwin Raymond explores this path creating a homage to one of his own personal defining moments and painting an oppressive archetypal night of his own, but what one cannot stop feeling is the underlying existence of... Topics: ambient, guitar, feedbackloop label, darwin raymond, nocturnal
The combination of two or more ideas that seem contradictory is always a good starting point to arise to new perspectives and different points of view, which ultimately lead us to think about our own actions and feelings. In my opinion, Philipp Teisterâs work revolves around this concept, and his Farewell ep is nothing more than one proof of concept. The combination of an apparent innocent guitar with electronic harsh sounds, take us into a post-modern world, where anything can happen. From... Topics: ldetm, FeedbackLoop Label, guitar, post-rock
Back in 2009 Dirk Driesen sent a demo ep to XS Records (Portuguese netlabel) and when Tiago and I received it I immediately said that we were going to go ahead with it. Almost 3 years later FeedbackLoop Label proudly presents you a new BpOlar release the Dhūpa ep, Dhūpa means incense in Hindi and Dirk Driesen takes us on an inner trip providing us a set of microcosmos, intriguing scenes that somehow take us to empty and vast spaces, but at the same time ground us to the earth, with the wind... Topics: bpolar, feedbackloop label, dark ambient, space
The Art of Listening Communication is not only the art of talking. It also defines the art of listening. When it comes to music, a perfect arrangement is always like a perfect communication. Between the artist and his music. Between the bass and the drums. Between the head and the heart. And between the music and its listener. Adam Williams and Leonardo Rosado aka Subterminal decided to communicate. And they chose the most conclusive language existing in this universe: They started a dialogue... Topics: Adam Williams, Leonardo Rosado, FeedbackLoop Label, IDM, Ambient
FeedbackLoop Label proudly presents Ambienteer a very prolific and talented ambient musician. When I first approached James Fahy (Ambienteer) to invite him to release at FeedbackLoop Label he presented me with an idea, to browse through is collection of more than 200 tracks in his website and choose the ones I wanted. And so I did it, and listened to all of them, I chose the 6 tracks in this release. It was a pleasant challenge and the best thing is that you can also do it. If you check his... Topics: Ambienteer, FeedbackLoop Label, Ambient
"FeedbackLoop Label presents 'Danny Spacecat' the experimental, ambient-psychedelic recordings by 'The Runnies' guitarist, Peter Adcock. 'Moon Ghosts' was recorded on and off in the months after a Close Encounter of the First Kind. A sighting in Tudweiliog, Wales, of mysterious bright objects which flickered and danced around the Moon. This ep is part of the 'Moon Ghosts' album which is 36+ minutes of music to prepare you for deep space travel, or ideal as background music when having sex... Topics: Danny Spacecat, FeedbackLoop Label
FeedbackLoop Label presents it's first edition by Rainbows a project by Tiago Morgado playing viola, taking a step further on his approach explored with Songs for Someone. Since the start of FeedbackLoop Label I wanted Tiago to make an album that continued his journey, and he accepted the challenge. With the addition of repetitive viola phrases layered he constructed this piece called Inbetween Train Stations that hopefully will transport you, as it did to me, to those moments when the thrill... Topics: rainbows, classical, experimental, minimal, feedbackloop label
'Liminal' by Pascal Savy is an abstract minimalistic drone sculpture using forms instead of melodies. Like an exhibition over 20 minutes the EP introduces all imaginable perspectives of the sculpture in an otherwise completely blank room. Christoph Berg BUY THE CDr here: http://feedbacklooplabel.blogspot.com/2011/12/phbl02-pascal-savy-liminal-free.html Topics: Pascal Savy, ambient, microsound, feedbackloop label, drone, experimental